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Cincinnati Masters 2023: When is it, who is competing and what is the prize?

With the US Open drawing ever closer, the attention turns to Ohio for the Cincinnati Masters 2023 event, as both the ATP and WTA tours battle it out.

Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of the iconic tournament.

When are the Cincinnati Masters 2023?

The main draw of the Cincinnati Masters actually begins on Sunday 13th August, with the ATP draw kicking things off, and the WTA will follow on Monday 14th August. Both events will culminate on Sunday 20th August.

Day sessions start at 4pm BST (11am local time), with the night sessions generally beginning at midnight (7pm local time).

Qualifying for both the men’s and women’s draw will take place over the coming weekend (12th and 13th August).

Players competing at the Cincinnati Masters 2023

The 56-player draw for Cincinnati is the same as the Canadian Open, with the top eight seeds receiving byes into the second round.

The men’s draw is led by Carlos Alcaraz, followed by two-time event champion Novak Djokovic who will play his first tournament since losing in the Wimbledon final.

Djokovic will also make a rare appearance in the doubles draw alongside compatriot Nikola Cacic, with the Serb’s pairing together for a fourth time.

Other former Cincinnati Masters winners in the draw include Daniil Medvedev, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev.

Men’s main draw wildcards have been awarded to three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka and American hopes Mackenzie McDonald, Brandon Nakashima and John Isner.

Iga Swiatek will be looking to better her record at the Cincinnati Masters this year, with the world No.1 currently holding a negative win-loss record at the event.

The Pole will face some stiff competition, including from former champions Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys and Karolina Pliskova.

Women’s main draw wildcards have been given to the returning former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, seven-time major winner Venus Williams, 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins, home favourite Peyton Stearns, and Canadian youngster Celine Naef.

Last year’s winners of the Cincinnati Masters

The Cincinnati Masters provided two shock winners in the singles draws last year, as Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia triumphed.

Coric entered the event through his protected ranking and went onto beat five seeded players to lift his first ever Masters 1000 title.

With a ranking of No.152, Coric became the lowest ranked player to win an event of this calibre since they began back in 1990.

While Garcia had previously won two WTA 1000 events and been as high as No.4 in the world, the Frenchwoman had to come through qualifying after a loss of form saw her slip down the rankings.

Garcia became the first qualifier in history to reach a WTA 1000 final, and she went one better after beating Petra Kvitova in straight sets.

Here is the full list of champions from the Cincinnati Masters in 2022:

  • Men’s singles: Borna Coric 
  • Women’s singles: Caroline Garcia
  • Men’s doubles: Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram 
  • Women’s doubles: Lyudmyla Kichenok & Jelena Ostapenko

Where are the Cincinnati Masters held?

This tournament has been held at the Lindner Family Tennis Centre in Mason, Ohio since 1987.

The grounds are headlined by the main stadium that has a capacity to hold 10,000 spectators, supported by an additional 18 outdoor hardcourts in the complex.

While the courts are keeping their tradition, the 124-year-old vase trophy has been given an update.

Where to watch the Cincinnati Masters 2023?

The Cincinnati Masters are exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom.

Cincinnati Masters 2023 Ranking points

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q Q2 Q1
Men’s singles 1000 600 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 0
Men’s doubles 0
Women’s singles 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
Women’s doubles 5

Cincinnati Masters 2023 Prize money 

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q2 Q1
Men’s singles $1,019,335 $556,630 $304,375 $166,020 $88,805 $47,620 $26,380 $13,515 $7,080
Women’s singles $454,500 $267,690 $138,000 $63,350 $31,650 $17,930 $12,848 $ $
Men’s doubles* $312,740 $169,880 $93,310 $51,470 $28,310 $13,510
Women’s doubles* $ $ $ $ $ $

*Per team

Can I purchase tickets for the Cincinnati Masters 2023?

Buy tickets for the Cincinnati Masters via the tournament website.

How can I follow the Cincinnati Masters 2023?

Keep up to date with the Cincinnati Masters on the official tournament website and the official tournament Twitter.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.